Sake rack; Smoked Salmon Calpaccio- RM24; Kani Karaage Spiky Roll- RM16, Ocha Pot- RM4
True to the economics basics of demand & supply, there is a particular street in Subang Jaya that is mushrooming with Japanese restaurants due to a large Japanese community presence there. To be honest, I don't remember any Jap companies setup in Subang... so where did all these people come from then?
But I digressed.
Besides the hugely famous and popular Rakuzen (believe it's one of the earliest outlets around), there are a few others side by side on the same street overlooking Subang Jaya Medical Centre. By far, I've visited Rakuzen, Ryu Men Tei, Sumi-Ka and Shun (another street within same vicinity), and adding to the list is Hyotan. The rest are still in the list of Jap places I 'aspire' to visit but reading some reviews on these restaurants already burnt an imaginary hole in my pocket.
Chirashi Sushi Set- RM38
Besides eggs and potato, Japanese food is my comfort food too albeit being an expensive one (most of the time). I love my salmon sashimies and cold soba, sometimes an agadeshi tofu or soft shell crab maki will make my day, but often times diggin' in into some cold raw cuts or sushi pieces is all I need to feel better. At Hyotan, food is not overly great, and prices are not quite affordable (it was about RM100 for this meal incl taxes), but it is better than Ryu Men Tei and definitely doesn't need a pre-book like Rakuzen. You still get a little bit of that Japanese feel but that's just about it. For RM50/head, I think I'll go to Hanazen @ Jaya One instead.
Well, here's one for the spirit of 'never try, never know'. Kanpai!
No.63, Jln SS15/5A,
47500 Subang Jaya.
Tel: 03-5636 0326/ 0328
[disclaimer: the opinions expressed here are based on my personal views, tastebuds and preference and may vary for others. please dont sue me, i dont have money. kthxbye.]